Terry Wiegand

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  1. Brian, the Evapo-Rust will not harm the solder or radiator material in any way. I have used this stuff and it WORKS. I know that the radiator in Jim's '23 was in great condition when I shipped it back to him. I am just hoping that the crud in the water jacket hasn't choked the radiator core. At any rate, if they will use the Evapo-Rust according to the directions, it should clean up the cooling system. I remember Jim had heating problems with the car back in 2006 at the Rochester, Minnesota meet. Jim, I am bringing what I have left of that 5-gallon pail of ER for you guys to use. This will be more than enough for 3 to 4 applications and you should have a cool running engine after the treatments. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. I simply do not understand the problem here. The Quad Cities is but a short drive from Des Moines. I would have been on the way a few minutes after the deal was struck. Don't come on here and cry about losing the car, I think everyone on here would agree that your lack of action put you where you are right now. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  3. An out-of-round rim can most generally be brought back to a round condition. If you have a twisted or bent rim, you might as well haul it to the scrap yard. It is an almost impossible task to straighten a bent and/or twisted split rim. Hugh, you surely have a good sheet metal shop in your area? If you do, take the rim to them and they can run it through their THREE roller machine. Ask me how I know this. I ended up having a new rim made for the spare on my 1920. It wasn't a cheap proposition at the time. I think it was around $300.00 and it fits the tire and carrier perfectly. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. Brian, please explain then just how the payment for our meal and drinks will be handled if they will not do separate checks. Good ol' cash works for us. How are Barbara and I going to pay for our meal? What kind of place are you getting us into here? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  5. Mr. Wurke, your saying the engine has TWO crankshafts is not quite accurate. There is the crankshaft that runs the rods and pistons. Then there is an eccentric shaft that runs the double sleeves for the intake and exhaust functions. I owned a 1928 Willys-Knight Model 56 Two-Door Coach for 32 years. It was sold new here in my hometown of Hutchinson, Kansas and the drive line had never had a wrench put on it. The car was completely original inside and out and as far as the engine smoking a lot, it didn't. The oil rectifier worked as it should and if I were to unhook the fan belt from the water pump, close the hood, and turn my back to the car, one could not hear the engine running at idle speed. My wife and I left the church after our wedding in the car. We brought the first daughter home from the hospital when she was born in that car. The car was extremely smooth and quiet all through the gears. It was the shortest wheelbased, smallest cubic inch displacement 6-cylinder engine that Willys-Overland produced, but the proportions and styling was second only to the Great Six PlaidSide Roadster. Most folks do not understand the sleeve valve engine and are scared of them. The engineering in that engine has things turning in rotation or sliding back and forth. No hammering of parts against each other as in the poppet valve engine. I am a huge fan of the Knight double sleeve valve engine. And then I discovered early Buick Six-Cylinder cars. And the time just flies when you're having fun! Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  6. There are six freeze plugs in the 1916/1917 Buick Light Six block. The two in the front are easy to get at. The two on the side of the block are no problem. The two on the back end of the block are problems just waiting for you. I have enclosed photos of the proper Dorman expansion plug for your engine along with the tool I made to insert them flush into the block boss. I smeared them good with PermaTex gasket sealer before driving them in. The black gooey stuff cleans up very well with denatured alcohol. The part number on the box is what you need. I am thinking that you can get these at O'Reilly's or AutoZone or NAPA parts stores. You will want to be careful when you order these plugs. Tell the counter guy that you want these plugs that are Made in America. I had the guy order a box for me and when they came in they were stamped 'Made in China' in the bottom of the plug. HELL NO!! There ain't gonna be any of that across the pond trash in my 102 year old Buick if I can help it. The parts guy at Rose Motor Supply here in Hutchinson called their distributor and had them open the boxes that they had and make certain that I got American made products. I have five full boxes of the American made plugs that will be sufficient for my three Buicks. Life is good. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  7. I hope you have several bushel basketfuls of $100.00 bills when you start this project. You are going to need them. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  8. Larry, you could use a nice closed model to go along with your two open cars. I could talk to Joannie for you. Friends do things like that for friends you know. Terry Wiegand Out in Doo Dah
  9. The last set of BF Goodrich Silvertown Cord high pressure tires that I bought from Coker for the '16 were made in Viet Nam I believe. That was several years ago and they still have zero miles on them. They look like the day I got them. Brian, I know what you are thinking when you take into account what you paid for that tire. Somebody is making a killing off that tire in regard to the price and it ain't the manufacturer. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  10. Derek, thanks for the explanation. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  11. Please excuse my ignorance here, but, what are you guys talking about? What is an SSE? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  12. Mark, do you have these 'modified' caps in several different sizes? My '16 has several sizes of cups to deal with. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  13. Dale, WHAT!!? You're not a member of The Buick Club of America! We can fix that, PM me your address and I will send you an application form to fill out and we can get you signed up. You'll get to see Ben that way in Milwaukee next month. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  14. Mark, that is a downright 'slick' idea. One must remove the cap to fill it with grease anyway, so why not do what you do and replace the original cap after pumping in the grease. I don't care what Larry Schramm and Brian Heil say about you, you're an alright dude! Good on ya. Please bring that little homemade cap with you to Milwaukee - I'd like to see it for grins and giggles. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  15. Jay, I REALLY, REALLY like your '32. The proportions on the car are just right. In fact, Harley Earl and company did an absolutely fantastic job on all of GM's 1932 models. Love the color scheme on your car also. Terry Wiegand Out in Hot and Muggy Doo Dah